Activist Calendar: August 4 – August 11
Written by WSLR News on Saturday, August 5, 2023
Don’t be afraid to get involved in your community this week, but if you need some help, here’s the Activist Calendar.
By Jesse Coleman
Original Air Date: August 4, 2023
Johannes Werner: Oh yeah, we also have another Activist Calendar, this one compiled by the man himself, Station Manager Jesse Coleman. Here we go.
Host: This is Jesse Coleman with your Activist Calendar. The Multicultural Health Institute will be hosting a block party on Monday, August 7 from 4:30 to 7pm. It will include live music, free health device giveaways, and community health resource information. The event will be held at Janie’s Garden, located at 2300 Central Avenue in Sarasota. More information about the event can be found by calling 941-706-3362.
Truly Valued will be holding a discussion entitled “Let’s Talk: In Gun Violence, No More Silence” on Monday, August 7 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Robert L Taylor community complex at 1845 34th Street in Sarasota. The event’s organizers invite all youth to join for the panel discussion about the damage gun violence does to the community. Featured panelists include the Sarasota Police Department and Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, Attorney Stefan Campagna, and the Reverend Demetrius Jifunza. Those interested in submitting panel questions can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The League of Women Voters of Manatee County have issued an action alert on impact fees, and is organizing citizens to reach out to their county commissioners and encourage them to adopt an impact fee ordinance to offset the cost of new infrastructure needed to support growth. The league is also looking for citizens willing to speak during the citizens comment for future meetings on August 8 at the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners meeting. More information about impact fees and how you can get involved can be found at the league’s website at lwvmanatee.org.
This has been Jesse Coleman with your Activist Calendar.